New Development of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC)
Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) is a type of cement-based composite for new construction and/or restoration of existing structures to extend service life. UHPC features superior workability, mechanical properties, and durability compared with conventional concrete. However, some challenges limit the wider application of UHPC, such as low workability for large-volume production, high autogenous shrinkage, insufficient flexural/tensile properties, and unpredictable durability after concrete cracking. Therefore, this paper reviews the state-of-the-art technologies for developing UHPC mixtures with improved properties. This review covers the following aspects: (1) the existing design methodologies; (2) the typical ingredients (e.g., binders, aggregates, chemical admixtures, and fibers) for preparation of UHPC and the underlying working principals; (3) the technologies for improving and controlling key properties (e.g., workability, autogenous shrinkage, compressive performance, tensile/flexural properties, and durability); and (4) the representative successful applications. This review is expected to advance the fundamental knowledge of UHPC and promote further research and applications of UHPC.
J. Du et al., "New Development of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC)," Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 224, article no. 109220, Elsevier, Nov 2021.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2021.109220
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Autogenous Shrinkage; Design Methodologies; Durability; Fresh Properties; Mechanical Properties; Structural Applications; Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC)
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01 Nov 2021